So I have decided that my Weird Wild Wednesday Workout will probably be a transition between Workout #6 and #7 of the Couch to 5K program. I will attempt to do at least one 3 minute jog. Tonight was not a great workout. I clearly didn't stretch out all of my muscles thoroughly since I experienced a little bit of discomfort in my lower left leg. And I know I've posted this elsewhere but I think it bears repeating. It amazes me how much I look forward to working out, even though I think the entire workout is utter agony.
This coming week will be a small test for me as I head home for an extended weekend. Watching my food intake should not be much of a problem, and as long as the parents' treadmill is in working order, I'll complete the workouts with no trouble either. It's just the concern that I may get off routine. It doesn't sound like much - arguably, missing one workout shouldn't break the bank, should it? But I know me, and I need to adhere to routines strictly in order to maintain them. Besides, the longer and more consistent I am now, the greater the chances of my success down the road.
I've enjoyed being in the "honeymoon phase" of the Gut-B-Gone regimen...the loss of pounds, some clothes being a tad looser, having more energy and just feeling healthier all around. Yet, I'm beginning to see the first little bump in the road. Tonight I thought, am I really going to exercise like this on a regular basis for the rest of my life? Do I really want to do that? There is a part of me that has no interest in working to maintain my health. None whatsoever. That part of me, usually the one that says "GIVE ME THE LITTLE DEBBIE ZEBRA CAKES NOW, BITCH!!" has been spoiled rotten for the last 15 years or so. But I still believe that there is a part of me that is evolving to become assertive enough to say "Look beyond the plate to life you have ignored for far too long." That part of me is going to get through the rough patches. As I think about the battle of MY bulge (a war that's been going on since I was ten years old), I keep implementing the lessons learned from past failures, and I feel wiser and more grounded than I have before.
Okay, the random ramblings are done for tonight. I am tired and relaxing with one of my favorite movies, The Mummy.